Emma Felt shoulder Bag by Claire Fairall Designs

Emma Felt shoulder Bag

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Knitting
February 2013
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
383 - 437 yards (350 - 400 m)
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This pattern is available for £3.00.

This Beautiful curvy felted bag is big enough for everyday use, and tough enough too!
I have written this pattern in 2 versions-
Circular ( in the round) or Flat ( 2 needles stocking stitch) so you can choose which method you prefer.

My clear and detailed 9 page pattern contains instructions for-
Knitting the bag in both circular or flat versions.
Making up,
Felting
Finishing your bag,
also a section with my additional tips and tricks to get a fantastic result!

This bag is knitted first in pure wool and then felted in an ordinary washing machine.

Any felting yarns will work well for this pattern-Look to see if the yarn is called a felting/ filz wool.
Most suppliers will say if it is good for felting but always check for hand-wash only!!

Felted Size
32cm (12.5”) high
30cm (12”) wide

Yardage
Short strap-7 x 50g (50m)
Long strap-8 x 50g (50m)

Needle size 8mm (UK 0/ US11)

2 Options for approx strap length
Standard shoulder strap 102cm (40”)
Longer across body strap 140cm (55”)

BASIC SKILLS NEEDED FOR THIS PATTERN.

Stocking stitch - knit one row then purl one row.
Inc- increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and then into the back of stitch
k2tog -knit the following 2 stitches together as 1 stitch.

SUITABLE FOR- Confident beginners or Intermediate knitters. If you can do stocking stitch and follow a pattern I explain the rest as you go along.